The Italian Pavilion recounts a summary of the main landscapes that characterize Italy according to a modern vision in which architectural and landscape design are integrated and contribute to improving our cities not only from an aesthetic but also from a functional perspective, thereby increasing their resilience and ecological value.
Inspired by these principles, the pavilion and its garden present solutions in which the green system itself becomes a constructive and structural element capable of conferring benefits to the microclimate, generating ecosystem services, contributing to contrasting urban run-off and stabilizing soils and slopes.
The pavilion incorporates a bioclimatic greenhouse so that light and heat can be brought inside but also for a vegetable garden to be cultivated in the city while maintaining a direct relationship with the garden, a green roof that contributes to its insulation, and a vertical green system inside and outside that contributes to its cooling and qualifies it aesthetically.
The design of the garden draws inspiration from the country's cultivation and cultural traditions, with references to the typical cultivation of olive groves and lemon pergolas that shape the landscape, the forms of the Italian garden with rose bushes and water effects, the system of dry stone walls and naturalistic engineering as typical structures of the Italian landscape used for land management.
The garden offers a variety of views, visible from different perspectives and heights, thanks to the embankment which evokes the complexity and richness of the Italian landscape.
At the entrance, you cross the rain garden, where a demonstration of how vegetation can contribute to counteracting the effects of climate change and in particular to mitigating the effects of heavy rain in our cities can be provided. As you continue towards the pavilion, the Mediterranean garden, the olive and citrus grove, the rose garden and the Tuscan cypresses alternate -- images that evoke our country all over the world, framed by dry stone walls and the use of naturalistic engineering techniques to consolidate and manage the landscape in a sustainable way.
All the techniques and materials used are environmentally sustainable and fully recyclable. The wooden pavilion with a high energy saving performance, the flooring made with natural aggregates and ecological binders for efficient control of rainwater disposal with innovative drainage systems, the use of wood and stone for the containment works and pergolas are intended to be a virtuous example of how the landscape can be qualified and our cities made more pleasant in a natural way.